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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Info from Suzuki you weren't supposed to know....

The following is from another forum I frequent, and I thought this interesting enough to pass on to the Suzuki-brethen.

Source: http://www.rrzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2920


ok, here is some info that is supposed to be a secret.

anyone here got a pal with an 06 gsxr 600?

if so give them this info.

a customer found that his gsxr had an oil leak. after some poking i found nothing, he packed up the bike and left. he came back a few weeks later with the same oil leak, i could find nothing wrong again.

a call to suzuki came up empty, tried calling again and got the big cheese at hq.

this is what i was told:

"on some of the gsxr bikes,we have found a posible defect in the casting of the head resulting in oil leaks."

so what? right.

well, suzuki knows it is an issue but they will not openly admit to it and i was told by suzuki to keep this information secret from the customer.

a manufacturer has acctualy told the dealership to lie to the customer.

now this is not so bad except none of the replacement parts are available.
so my question is how to you lie to a customer when his bike is laid up for 3 months?

frankly i think it is bull**** and if you go and confront suzuki or any dealer they will deny any problem.

as it stands there is no recal or anything else published or even acknowledged

suzuki will pay for the parts and labor but the issue is no info how are you supposed to know?

so tell your gsxr buddies that they have a major problem and that they need to get it looked at.

i'm only telling you guys this cause it pisses my off that a major manufacturer would withhold info of a major problem and tell its dealers to lie to its customers just to save face.
this aint right after all it is OUR lives on the line not the corporate eggheads.

so pass this on to the right people maybe something good will come from whistleblowing.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 08:43 PM
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Wow, I think I would be a little Pissed if that was on my Busa. Thanks for the info.

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Hope I don't get any leaks.
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 05:20 AM
 
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This is crazy if it's true. Only 06's have this 'problem'?



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i dont have it.... but it could be true.
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Sound like a cover up, just like the 05 GSX-R1000 faulty frame weld problem.
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I have 2 buddy's with 600's. i'll tell 'em. Thanks.
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I had a small leak but it hasn't came back. If it does I'll keep this in mind though good thread.
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Wouldn't surprise me... Suzuki can be shady when it comes to service.




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hmmmmm

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I can't see that being the case on more than like 5% of the k6 600.


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I can't see that being the case on more than like 5% of the k6 600.
and may even fix itself after the engine goes through some heat cycles.

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My dads friend whos 29 first bike got an 06 gsxr 600 and wadded it up broke his sholder all the way through at the joint by cracking it off a street curb.

shatterted the front wheel and bent the rear and rolled the bike a few times at est 40mph. Not much else cause he dosent remember what happened just some old lady puled out in front of him. Hes recovering now and wont be able to ride for at least 6months but at least its winter time.

His block drips oil all over the place now and there's not cracks on anything .

He only out around 1k miles on it too.

I'm almost 100% sure im going to be buying an 06 gsxr 600 *with the blue wheels* in the spring when its riding season again and ill get a kick ass deal. Even with the extra info i have i still doubt its anything suzuki did. At worst a bad gasket?


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i'm only telling you guys this cause it pisses my off that a major manufacturer would withhold info of a major problem and tell its dealers to lie to its customers just to save face
What, like the 13500 redline on R6's? They didn't admit until someone proved it was erroneous. Such will likely be the case here

EDIT: Thanks for the warning!
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just throw some locktight around it....it'll be ok............
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just throw some locktight around it....it'll be ok............
That's would be a shady patch but works sometimes.

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That's would be a shady patch but works sometimes.
even better...weld the beotch with a little bit of duct tape over top.
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even better...weld the beotch with a little bit of duct tape over top.
JB Weld, duct tape, and Super Glue... if any combination of the three don't fix it... F*ck it... it's broke.
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